The core of our lineage of yoga is Baba Neem Karoli’s teaching “Feed everyone” — it is the guiding principle behind Kashi’s many seva programs.
Kashi’s longest running seva program is our Street Meals effort. Week in and week out, our devoted satsang team serves a brown bag lunch to over 300 people experiencing homelessness. Since 1998, Kashi Atlanta hasn’t missed a single Wednesday in delivering Street Meals. More than just the sandwich, we bring affirmation and love to the streets to the people who society renders invisible or otherwise scorns.
Ma’s vital teaching, “There are no throw-away people”, is at the heart of Kashi’s Street Meals program. Perhaps more critically than the sandwich, Street Meals volunteers bring a smile, a hug, a genuine connection to our homeless friends as that is a means of feeding people, too.
Opportunities to serve:
On Tuesdays, volunteers make sandwiches and prep lunches for delivery on Wednesday. This effort takes place on Tuesday evenings in the downstairs kitchen area from 6:00 to about 7:30 pm.
On Wednesdays, we deliver the lunch bags to the men’s shelter at Peachtree Pine Street. Folks gather at 11:30 am at the ashram and then travel downtown together. The activity wraps up at approximately 1:00 pm or slightly earlier. Many volunteers go for lunch at the Flying Biscuit afterwards just for fun.
Holiday Street Meals: A once a year effort to bring the joy of the season to our Street Meals Friends. Assist in the work of gathering the supplies (blankets, backpacks, gloves, etc.) and goodies for 500 wonderful packages of much-needed items.
We would love your participation as we cannot take care of our Street Meals Friends without volunteers!
You can get started simply by showing up! You can also sign up through Hands On Atlanta. But if you have questions or would like more information, please use the form below: